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  • From porkies to whoppers: over time lies may desensitise brain to dishonesty

    10/24/2016 9:18:45 AM PDT · by yoe · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 24, 2016 | Hanna Devlin
    The study suggests that telling small, insignificant lies desensitises the brain to dishonesty, meaning that lying gradually feels more comfortable over time. The study suggests that telling small, insignificant lies desensitises the brain to dishonesty, meaning that lying gradually feels more comfortable over time. Photograph: malerapaso/Getty Images Hannah Devlin
  • Repulsion Is the Natural Feeling towards Homosexuality

    10/15/2013 6:01:25 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 21 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 12 October 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    If we think of the gigantic progress made by the "gay liberation" movement in just a few decades or even years, we are astonished. The idea of homomarriage would have been unthinkable 20-30 years ago when homosexuals themselves were declaring their opposition to this institution, and even 5 years ago it would have been difficult for it to become part of the UK law. It has required a social re-education programme of vast proportions, a cultural war for general sexual freedom, of which homosexual "liberation" is part. One method of crucial importance and psychological effectiveness employed by the homosexual...
  • Desensitization Training: Police Practice Fighting “Angry Parents”

    05/11/2013 6:11:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | May 10, 2013 | Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper
    From time to time, I have been highly annoyed with the school that my daughter attends. I have set up meetings with teachers, principals, and administrators. I have brought in paperwork and pleaded my case on a variety of topics. I have made scathing remarks. Once, I even had the utter audacity to argue a point with the principal with my daughter right there in the room, which is apparently a no-no because it “undermined the authority of the principal”. However, I haven’t yet gone on a rampage against which the police would need to come in and defend the...
  • Cops request “realistic” targets of pregnant women and children

    02/25/2013 6:57:00 PM PST · by The Working Man · 60 replies
    American Vision News ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Joel McDurmon
    A shooting target company is now providing “realistic” targets depicting pregnant women, elderly men, young women, and children. An interview with a company representative revealed that the targets were made available upon request by law enforcement agencies. The company has to date received $5.5 million in contracts from DHS. pregnant woman target
  • Company selling targets with images of Americans to DHS for firearms training

    02/21/2013 10:12:36 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 176 replies ^ | Feb 19, 2013 | BY: RYAN KELLER
    Law Enforcement Targets, Inc., a company that sells law enforcement and federal agencies “realistic” paper targets for firearms training, is providing the Department of Homeland Security with images of “non-traditional threats.” The people in these images are most likely Americans, with such images as “’pregnant woman threat,’ ‘older man with shotgun,’ ‘older man in home with shotgun,’ ‘older woman with gun,’ ‘young school aged girl,’ ‘young mother on playground,’ and ‘little boy with real gun,’” writes Paul Joseph Watson on Tuesday. View slideshow: Law Enforcement Target's Non-Traditional Threat targets It would appear as if this company is trying to help...
  • Is Your Local Police Department Using Pictures of Pregnant Women and Children for Target Practice?

    What if I told you police in your town could desensitize themselves to the idea of shooting a (armed) child, pregnant woman, or young mother, for just a couple of bucks? The "No More Hesitation" series from Law Enforcement Targets Inc. offers exactly that. For less than 99 cents per target, police can shoot at real-life images "designed to give officers the experience of dealing with deadly force shooting scenarios with subjects that are not the norm during training." Update: The marketing team at Law Enforcement Targets, Inc. sends along this helpful explanation for the "No More Hesitation" series: "The...
  • Palin's Time Has Come And Gone

    08/23/2011 1:16:50 PM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 81 replies
    America Talks ^ | 8/23/11 | David Zublick
    There is much speculation about whether or not Sarah Palin will enter the 2012 GOP presidential race. Those who admire and respect her believe she wields a tremendous amount of power with regard to the choice of the candidate who will eventually end up facing Barack Obama in what can only be the most important election of our lifetime. But that candidate should not be Palin. And the reason is blatantly obvious. She can't win. It has nothing to do with any lack of political gravitas. Despite how her critics and detractors have attempted to portray her, Palin is intelligent,...
  • "Artist" Intentionally Starves Dog to Death as Exhibit

    07/21/2008 4:24:03 PM PDT · by americanophile · 25 replies · 252+ views ^ | April 21, 2008 | User: Liz G
    Costa Rican artiste Guillermo Habacuc Vargas is making headlines for tying a dog from the street in an art gallery as part of an exhibit to starve it to death. The title of his exhibit "Eres Lo Que Lee" was written across the gallery in dry dog food. The food and a bowl of water were both out of the dog's reach. Eventually the animal died of starvation. The artist claimed the dog was sick and would have died anyways. Now Vargas has been selected to represent Costa Rica in Visual Arts Biennel of Central Americas 2008. The organizers have...
  • 'Barbecuing baby' freaks neighbors (Gruesome Halloween display has residents literally horrified)

    10/28/2007 8:14:26 PM PDT · by rawhide · 21 replies · 58+ views
    A Halloween display with gruesome images of human decapitation and a baby being grilled on a barbecue has some Ohio residents horrified. Starr Chesebrough and his girlfriend, Laurie Brown, of West Chester, Ohio, are responsible for the display, which has led to numerous complaints to police and zoning officials. A Halloween display with gruesome images of human decapitation and a baby being grilled on a barbecue has some Ohio residents horrified. A baby doll roasting on a barbecue has some residents of West Chester, Ohio, horrified about a Halloween display (WLWT-TV) Starr Chesebrough and his girlfriend, Laurie Brown, of West...
  • As three men are convicted of planning 'another Soham' ...sexualising of the young

    02/08/2007 6:52:10 PM PST · by dascallie · 8 replies · 1,029+ views
    Daily Mail UK 8th February 2007 As three men are convicted of planning 'another Soham', a blistering attack on the sexualising of the young By BEL MOONEY Object to sexualised images such as the photos of Girls Aloud posing as "sexy schoolgirls" and you'll be derided as a prude. But the truth is they're poisoning our culture ... and turning every child into a potential sexual target. How fitting it was that he made terrifying masks for sick horror movies for a living. His head was full of even sicker horror as he plotted the torture, rape and murder of...
  • Dovish Deceptions Revisited

    08/23/2006 12:43:03 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 326+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 22, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Earlier this summer, I wrote a column in which I concluded that the veracity of military recruiters compares favorably to that of most American colleges and universities. Scott Key of Fresno Pacific University’s faculty had claimed that the former were misleading. “All branches of the military have increased the size of cash bonuses,” he wrote, but added, “It is important to note that taxes will be taken out of these bonuses.” “Are you suggesting that a tax cut is in order for these troops?,” I asked him in an e-mail on June 26th. By the time that I posted my...

    05/14/2004 12:10:38 AM PDT · by kattracks · 210 replies · 2,111+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/14/04 | BRIDGET HARRISON
    <p>May 14, 2004 -- Iraq's feared Abu Ghraib jail was one big sex romp - sometimes by candlelight with an audience watching, U.S. troops said yesterday. Sex and alcohol were commonplace, and soldiers frequently set up candlelit rooms for voyeuristic sex shows, said a soldier who served at the notorious prison.</p>

    05/09/2004 3:13:03 AM PDT · by kattracks · 177 replies · 6,226+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/09/04 | ALY SUJO
    <p>The shocking photos of U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners that rocked the world were snapped by a former pizza-house manager who grew up exposed to gruesome pictures of dead people, according to a published report.</p> <p>Spc. Sabrina Harman, 26, an MP at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, has been accused by the Army of taking pictures of a nude human pyramid.</p>
  • Simulated Prison in '71 Showed a Fine Line Between `Normal' and `Monster'

    05/05/2004 10:25:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 548+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 6, 2004 | JOHN SCHWARTZ
    In 1971 researchers at Stanford University created a simulated prison in the basement of the campus psychology building. They randomly assigned 24 students to be either prison guards or prisoners for two weeks. Within days the "guards" had become swaggering and sadistic, to the point of placing bags over the prisoners' heads, forcing them to strip naked and encouraging them to perform sexual acts. The landmark Stanford experiment and studies like it give insight into how ordinary people can, under the right circumstances, do horrible things — including the mistreatment of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. What...